Pouschine Cook Capital Management

A World of Tile

Founded in 1989, A World of Tile, LLC (“A World of Tile”) is a specialty tile retailer headquartered in Denver, CO with locations in Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Utah and Montana. A World of Tile focuses exclusively on selling porcelain, ceramic and stone tile and targets homeowners, do-it-yourself customers and residential remodeling contractors. The company offers a unique combination of product breadth, in-stock inventory, informative point-of-purchase displays and educational customer service from a highly knowledgeable staff.

Insight

A World of Tile’s consistent financial success was clear evidence of the strength of its operating strategy: the right product, for the right customer, at the right price. The company had been able to effectively compete against both independent retailers and big box home improvement centers with remarkable consistency, focusing on serving the home improvement rather than new construction market. Pouschine Cook saw an opportunity to build a scalable infrastructure in order to prepare the company for rapid new store growth.

Flexibility

Pouschine Cook, along with members of the senior management team, bought out the previous outside investor and the founders. A large option pool was created to lure additional management resources.

Enhancement

Pouschine Cook immediately helped the company build out the management team, adding both a COO and CFO. A World of Tile is currently undergoing a company-wide training program developed to upgrade the sales, training and recruiting functions in order to prepare the company for continued growth. The company has also begun a process for brand repositioning and an information systems upgrade.

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